Panic in the Streets

Panic in the Streets
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: March 15, 2005
  • Originally Released: 1950
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Mono - English & Spanish
    • Stereo - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Alain Silver & Jame Ursini - Authors/Historians
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1950 - Best Motion Picture Story: Edna Anhalt & Edward Anhalt

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 24


User Ratings: 2,067
Rating: B+ -- A taut thriller with a poignant message, Panic in the Streets, which won the Oscar for Motion Picture Story, is well directed by Kazan and well acted by Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Zero Mostell (just before he was blacklisted) and others. Full Review
Feb 14, 2011
The filmmakers use their locations well and never let the sense of urgency dissipate.
Sight and Sound
Jun 1, 2005
Rating: 4/5 -- Performances by Richard Widmark and Jack Palance and the New Orleans settings distinguish this not-quite-noir.
Oct 21, 2005
A classy thriller, much less laden with significance than most Kazan movies.
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
[The] best and most neglected of Elia Kazan's early features. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jan 1, 2000
...Kazan's tough, trim PANIC is a kind of virus noir... -- Rating: B+
Entertainment Weekly
Aug 4, 1995
[A] great 1950 Elia Kazan thriller with gritty doc-style toughness...
May 1, 2005

Product Description:

A medical examiner discovers that an innocent shooting victim in a robbery died of bubonic plague. With only 48 hours to find the killer, who is now a ticking time bomb threatening the entire city, a grisly manhunt through the seamy underworld of the New Orleans Waterfront is underway. Academy Award Nominations: Best Motion Picture Story.

Plot Synopsis:

Three thieves murder an illegal alien stricken with the bubonic plague and unknowingly catch the disease themselves. Now it's up to a dedicated public health official and the police to track down the criminals... before it's too late for everybody.


Production Notes:

  • Film debut for actor Jack Palance.
  • Shot on location in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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